The Community Garden and the garden at the Keene Central School both offer ways to grow some of your own with a little help from your friends.
The Keene Community Garden is located on the south end of Marcy Field, across from the swimming hole. The Town provides the space and the water. The people using the space organize together to get the common work done. Each person gets a 12×14 foot plot and you can grow your own with cooperative help to do things like watering when you are away for a few days. Annual dues are $20 dollars per plot (you can have two). This is a great alternative for new garderers since there a people around to answer questions, and it is perfect for people who don’t have a nice sunny garden spot at their home in the forest. If you would like a plot or have any questions, email Jim Herman.
The Keene Central School has a garden that students plant and maintain and the produce is used in the cafeteria, and soon it wil have a small dome greenhouse. Students learn about healthy eating, gardening skills and the environment. It has become locally famous. NCPR did a radio story about it inMay 2009 which followed up on their first story in 2007. This got started in 1995 as a composting program that is now Cornell Case Study. In 2010 the cafeteria crossed a major threshold, eliminating all processed food from the menu.